November Brain

by Graham Smith & KGW

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Grey Sky 02:12
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Intermission 02:23
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On the Lease 03:23
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Um, yeah That was kind of a personal ad Matter fact you can Go ahead and reverse what I said You haven't seen nervous and uptight yet Till you've spent the night In my bed where the bedbugs bite So put some soup in a Gladware (tm) And could you spring for my cab fare It's only fair, you said you had to see me One way or another And I can't take the subway Here Remember when it felt so near? And now it feels like light years I guess that's what happens when five years Disappears into a black hole My dear There's such a ringing in my ears And it colors ever sound I hear So you can understand my fear And need to keep the trap closed And I say that I'm tired But you know that's not it Cause I'm a fucking liar Fine, alright, but I promise I'm writing it down 1, 3, blah blah Stuyvesant Town I'll be there soon I've been driving around All night now So it's nice to have found The light Of the moon And I waited all night For you to call me Nah I turned my cell phone off I could care less I'm not About to get slept on Buy copies of <a href="http://kleenexgirlwonder.bandcamp.mu/albums/Yes-Boss">Yes Boss</a> I'm sorry you're pissed off But get down Once in a while There are lines on the ground To guide you back to the climate you prowl It's time for me now: I'm finally out of my mind I'm flying around, and I know it's retarded I know how I sound, and I'm not proud But I been around for a while and I've found That Stuyvesant Town is a nice place to live
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Oh Course 04:44
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about

In November of 2006, I had a 4-week residency at Pianos on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. For some reason which escapes me now as it did then, I decided to put together one new album a week. These would be named after the four ink colors required for full-color copying or printing: C (Cyan), M (Magenta), Y (Yellow), and K (Black, because of something involving the word "key" which Wikipedia is all about helping you learn more regarding).

The rules were: No instrumentals. All songs over 2 minutes. Allowed per record were (1) Yes Boss demo, (1) song from "Final Battle" (for advertising's sake), and (1) cover song.

The rest of the songs were created then and there.

Some of them were what you might label "throwaways," and yet some of these so-called "songs that take longer to listen to than they did to 'write'" made it onto this very release, which I feel represents the best of the songs recorded entirely in that month of November.

A lot of these are rare in that they represent the first time I've ever let go of some of the songwriting control, though I guess Ryan and Thayer were AT MY HOUSE UNDER MY COMPLETE CONTROL so it loses a bit of its impact. That said, I could have NEVER completed this project without them, so BIG UPS to youse guys.

Purchase to support more music like this! Or just listen and think about it, then purchase out of "art guilt!"

The songs are not in any sort of chronological sequence; I tried to buck my trend of weird artsy sequencing and make a record that had a good flow in a "traditional" sense.

Let me know if I failed!

**Lyrics will be added soon. For now I'm just focusing on getting the songs up. Also taking criticism of the cover. hugebigboy@gmail.com

credits

released November 30, 2006

(c) Graham Smith, Ryan Smith, Thayer McClanahan

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